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The Canowindra Phoenix Wednesday 3 October 2012

Issue 225

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Tickets have been released for sale for one of Cabonne’s premier events – the annual Daroo Business Awards dinner. With the cream of Cabonne’s businesses vying for awards in 14 categories, as well as the coveted Best in Cabonne trophy, CWA: the Canowindra Branch of the CWA will be holding their Annual General Meeting tickets to the gala dinner in Manildra are at the CWA Rooms Blatchford Street at 7pm expected to be hot property. Thursday 25 October 2012. Tickets went on sale Tuesday 2 October This coming Saturday, 6 October, you are 2012 and are expected to sell quickly. invited to attend the second CWA Spring The organising committee and the Workshop: How to Plan a Posey with local Manildra community have been working florist Leanne Stevenson. The workshop will zealously to create a night to remember start at 2pm in the CWA Rooms at $10pp to when they transform the Manildra cover the cost of materials, so you can take Memorial Hall into a glittering venue for home a gorgeous Spring posey. Afternoon the dinner on Friday 2 November 2012. tea will be provided, so please RSVP by Wednesday 3 October to Conni Christensen In fact the theme for the night is Glitz and Glamour and Cabonne’s leading at conni@synercon.com.au business people are expected to embrace Garden: What a great time of year to get some dirt under your nails! Come along to the the theme as they celebrate the Canowindra Community Garden, next to the excellence and diversity of businesses in the Shire. Peace Memorial Uniting Church, Blatchford

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Street, on Saturday 6 October between 7am & 1pm. It doesn't matter what garden experience you have because there will be a friendly group who will help. Just bring some garden tools, wheel barrow, clothes or decorations for the scarecrows, & your enthusiasm. There will be a BBQ for the workers afterwards, with the salad provided by the garden, of course! As the Community Garden will be the recipient of the funds raised from the Open Gardens Australia Hidden Gardens of Canowindra day, we want it to look its best. Pythons: Presentation Night & Dinner to be held at the club house THIS Friday, so get your tickets NOW (or you won't get fed!!!) Starting at 6:30pm it is going to be a fun night. Joe Wythes has confirmed he will be performing, & tickets are only $15pp from the newsagency. Everyone is welcome to attend! Flickerfest: why not back up after the Pythons presentation Night for a night at Rosnay watching some comedy short films. The gates open at 5.30pm, Wooly's famous home grown organic curry at 6pm, & the films begin at 7pm. RSVP for dinner Wednesday 3 October on 1300 767629 or 6344 3215, or emailing info@rosnay.com.au Tickets at gate: $35 for films & curry, or $20 for just films. Kids are half price. Please NO BYO - Rosnay is a vineyard! Touch: Football are holding their AGM at the Canowindra Golf Club at 6:30pm Monday 8 October. All are welcome to attend. Farmers: the closing date for the 2012 NSW Farmer of the Year Award has been extended to 5 October, this year's winner will receive $10,000 including an overseas trip. Go to www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/news/ events/foty/2012 for an application.

Mayor Ian Gosper said the awards were recognised as one of the major events on the regional business calendar and were regarded as a model for similar awards in rural New South Wales. “The Daroo Awards showcase the range of business enterprises in the Cabonne area and the quality of the staff they employ,” Cr Gosper said. Tickets are available at $55 each from the Cabonne Orange Blayney Business Enterprise Centre in Orange and can be ordered by phoning 6362 0448 or calling into the BEC at 124-128 Summer Street. Cr Gosper said the organisers and Cabonne Council were delighted to be working with sponsors such as WIN TV, the BEC, Morse Group Accountants, Newcrest Mining Group and First Choice Credit Union. Get a group of friends together and support Canowindra's business community!

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Phone orders: 6344 1011 Above: students from both the public school & high school lend a hand in the garden. THE COMMUNITY GARDEN GROWS - PLEASE COME AND LEND A HAND THIS SATURDAY! It is now almost 12 months since the official launch of the Canowindra Community Garden by the Gardening Australia personality and passionate gardener, Costa Georgiadis. Since the launch, much food has been harvested by members of the Canowindra community; providing fresh, locally grown chemical free produce. The schools kids that were part of the launch have still been involved in carrying out some of the planting, weeding and harvesting of the produce. A highlight for the younger infants kids was being able to harvest, dry and then pop their own popcorn. The garden has developed and evolved over the last 12 months, we have trialled some things that didn't go quite to plan and have been highly successful with other endeavours. All the while food has been growing as has the soil. What was once a hard, unproductive car park is now a flourishing garden teeming with life with a rich, fertile soil.

While many of the gardens in Canowindra have been preparing for the Hidden Gardens of Canowindra tour to be held on Saturday 20 October, the community garden is no exception. The Community Garden will feature as one of the gardens open for visitors and in preparation for this, it is time for another working bee in the garden. It is time to engage in some much needed weeding, some important mulching, and preparing and planting a new crop. Some of the scarecrows have suffered over the last year and need some attention. In addition to all this, we will be formalising the path with gravel. Please come anytime between 7am until 1pm Saturday 6 October, and stay for a barbecue lunch, provided with fresh salad from the community garden. Please bring your own garden tools, wheel barrows, enthusiasm, friends, family, kids, hat, spare clothes and decorations for the scarecrows.

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3 tbsp butter 1 medium onion, diced 4 shallots, trimmed & white part chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped 2 tbsp chives, chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 2 large lettuce, coarsely chopped 2 medium waxy potatoes, peeled & diced 3 cups chicken stock ¼ cup fresh cream, + extra for garnish Salt & freshly ground black pepper In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until foam subsides. Add onion, shallots & garlic, sauté until softened. Add parsley, chives & thyme; stir over heat gently for 1 minute. Add lettuce, stir until wilted, add potatoes & stock; cover & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer & cook covered until the potatoes are very tender, about 10-15 minutes. Process the soup with a blender, add cream, salt & pepper to taste. Simmer for another 5 minutes to heat through & reduce to desired thickness. Serve hot, garnished with a swirl of cream, thyme leaves & fresh chives.


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THE SHEARING SHED

To the editor...

I would like to congratulate Debbie Guihot, Fiona Ferguson, their helpers and the quilting ladies, for allowing us the pleasure of viewing their beautiful quilts during the” Airing Of The Quilts” this last weekend. All the windows and verandahs looked truly magnificent decked out in so many different designs and colours. To be able to see all these quilts and to imagine the hours of work that had gone into their construction and design was awesome. Rarely have we been presented with such an outstanding exhibition solely for the enjoyment of our community. Thank you girls, it gave so many so much pleasure. Yours sincerely Virginia Cullane, Canowindra CABONNE COUNCILLORS COMMITTEE DELEGATES Canowindra-based Councillors Kevin Walker and Anthony Durkin will represent Cabonne residents on the Central West’s major water supply authority for the next four years. Crs Walker and Durkin have been appointed Cabonne Council’s delegates to Central Tablelands Water, which provides water to about 11,500 consumers in 14 towns and villages, including Canowindra, Cargo, Cudal, Eugowra and Manildra. Their appointment is for the term of the newly elected council and delegates must be Central Tablelands Water consumers. Central Tablelands Water’s constituent council comprises delegates from three local government areas, Cabonne, Blayney and Weddin. It will meet next month to elect a chairman to replace long-serving Cabonne Councillor John Farr who retired this month after holding the top job for the past 17 years. Crs Walker and Durkin, who were re-elected for their second term on Cabonne Council, will continue to be Canowindra’s representatives on the District Floodplain Management Sub -committee, while Crs Walker and Geoff Dean will represent Eugowra on the sub-committee. Cr Walker will also serve on council’s Works, Community Services, caravan park and Four Towns Sewer Committees, as well as being council’s delegate to the Belubula River Joint Committee, Home and Community Care Joint Committee, Canowindra Food Basket Advisory Group, Lachlan Valley Weeds Advisory Committee and Eugowra Promotion and Progress Association. Cr Durkin will serve on council’s Environmental Services and Sustainability, Economic Development and Tourism, Quarry Review and Local Government Week Committees, as well as representing council on the Age of Fishes Museum Board and Strategic Advisory Committee, Canowindra Business Chamber and Lachlan Regional Transport Committee.

DINE IN OR TAKE AWAY Now into the fourth week of trading, PJ's Wood Fired Pizza has fast become a popular eatery for locals and out-oftowners alike. Owner PJ McCaffery has had time to assess customer expectations and staff routines, and he has decided to trial only offering takeaway service between 5-6pm, and after 8pm. This will ensure that diners are assured of a high quality of service, without impacting on the waiting time for takeaway customers. "We pride ourselves on our made to order gourmet pizzas, and we want ALL of our customers to have the best experience possible," explains PJ. "All our bases are the same: thin crust and large sizes, so the sooner they are eaten the better." The takeaway menu consists of two sections, 'The Basics' which includes: garlic pizzas at $15 each; or for $18 each are Margherita; spinach, feta & olive; supreme; pepperoni; and vegetarian. 'The Favourites' are $20 each: Sausage & Pepper; Italian; Meatlovers; Ham & Pineapple; and Chicken & Bacon. There is a larger selection of menu items for dine in customers including the popular Garlic Prawn, and Italian Meatball varieties, as well as a number of dessert pizzas. PJs Wood Fired Pizza is fully licensed so there is no BYO offered, however there is a wide range of beers, spirits and local wines, along with freshly ground and brewed Art of Espresso coffee. Call PJ to book a table on 02 6344 2277 for Friday or Saturday nights between 5-11pm, or book your Christmas party, or any other parties or events. The restaurant, including the deck and entrances, is completely accessible for all levels of mobility, and has a secure, child friendly yard with parking at the back. Coming soon: PJs will be opening for lunches on weekends, and an EFTpos system will be installed over this coming week.

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Just some more information on my “tirade” re the NBN On the ABC website last week “Outback Qld goes it alone for high-speed internet”. In remote south-western Queensland, The Barcoo and Diamantina Shires are planning to build their own high-speed internet network. To quote them "The national information superhighway is so critically important and if we've got a second-rate service coming into these communities what reason is To the editor... there for people to stay?” They are Dear Mr Cobb, to roll out 700kms of optic fibre I refer to your column in Issue 223 of The planning between of the region's towns, Phoenix dated 19 September, where you including five Birdsville, costing $22 million. say that the carbon tax has caused the Appreciated the response from Robert electricity bill at Lithgow Workers Club to Sherwood, and just to follow up on his nit increase by $5000.00 per month. I don’t -pick WRT banking. My business bankers, believe this for a second. St George, provide us with unlimited fee Could you please provide us with detailed free electronic transactions, but charge evidence that the increase is due to the transaction fees of 50 cents for cheques carbon tax, as I suspect you are talking and $1.00 for over-the-counter transacrubbish. I believe the increase in their tions. We can pay $2.00 per month for power bill is likely to be mostly due to statement by post, or nothing if we increases in electricity prices that have no the download it online. Maybe Cobby can relation to the carbon tax, but mostly due help him with ATM fee charges. to the deal done by the state government Eddy Wilkinson, Canowindra that guarantees power companies a return on investment, leading them to over invest on infrastructure. If you are not able to demonstrate clearly to Phoenix readers that the $5000.00 increase is entirely due to the carbon tax then I (via Suttor Street) expect you will apologise for misleading us, and being disingenuous at best. You cannot expect to get away with making unsubstantiated assertions without backing them up. I look forward to your reply, I am certain it will be fascinating. Steve Brown, Orange. nick@comprinting.com.au

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To the editor... The Cobley Pavilion at the Show was, once again, filled with creativity and displayed greatly talented people in our community and district. It is only through the exhibitor’s involvement that makes the Show the great Annual event that it is. Many thanks to the Show Society Committee and to the Ladies Auxiliary who work tirelessly to maintain the high level of achievement that we have come to expect. ‘Thank You’ is extended to the NRMA Office for providing us with a venue for the Show Office, also to Jo from the Canowindra Phoenix for printing our ‘Snippets’ each week, also to Nick from Comprinting for donating ‘The Cobley Pavilion’ Banner which hangs above the Trophy Cabinet and looks great. Many thanks to our Sponsors, your support is very appreciated by the Auxiliary and the Exhibitors, also to our Judges who volunteer their time and skills. A special message of thanks is extended to Margaret Hamilton and Linda Watt who attend, each year, to the ‘Late Entries Table’, they do a great job. Congratulations to Stella Henry who won the Most Successful Ribbon in the Fine Arts Section, to Donna Rygate who won the Most Successful Ribbon in the Photography Section, and to Jean Goodacre who was the Overall Winner from Sections, O, P, R, S, T & Ta. Thank you to everyone for making this annual community event grow into the future. Deb Rutter, on behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary.

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SHOWCASE OF REGIONAL PRODUCE & WINE The details of the annual Windowrie Weekend have recently been announced, with renowned regional restaurant Neila, once again joining the winery for its alfresco lunch. The Windowrie Weekend is now in its thirteenth year and once again promises an entertaining weekend where guests can meet the winemaking and viticultural team, whilst tasting the region’s wines matched with a procession of local dishes from one of NSW’s most acclaimed restaurants. Neila’s inspirational menu reflects their combination of Greek and Chinese heritage with the weekend’s dishes matched to Windowrie’s regional, award winning wines. The highlight of the weekend, the degustation lunch will be held Saturday 27 October at Windowrie Vineyard, Windowrie Road, Canowindra from 12 until 4pm. Bookings can be made by calling Cowra Tourism on 02 6342 4333, with tickets only $85 per person (includes all food and wine), or $25 for children (they don't get the wine). “This is one of the highlights of the year,” commented Windowrie’s Marketing Manager Nook O’Dea. “We are so lucky to have Anna and Jerry from Neila in the region. Having received a ‘hat’ from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide for 11 years straight is testament to the quality of the region’s produce and their love and skill in consistently producing new and innovative dishes. “The weekend is very informal, with a range of hand held dishes matched with our wines. Our winemaker, Antonio D’Onise has been working with Anna and Gerry to ensure that the combinations work well. We will be pouring our Family Reserve wines as well as our Mill wines.” During the day, there will be an opportunity for guests to work with Antonio to blend their own wines using various varieties. “We’ll have some wines to blend and then a ‘taste-off’ to see who has come up with the best blend,” explained Antonio. “This is a great event to learn more about blending techniques, and always results in some very good wines.”

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BBQ & the BEST scones & tea in Canowindra available! FITNESS PATH UPDATE Just over 12 months ago, Julie Middleton gathered a group of dynamic people together to discuss an idea. Since then, the Fitness Path working group have banked $30,000, and Cabonne Council has approved $60,000 of funding. Three more grants have been applied for: Essential Energy for one piece of outdoor fitness equipment; Optus for three pieces of outdoor fitness equipment; and Canowindra Sports Trust, in partnership with Cabonne Council (Belinda Keniry and Julie Middleton), have applied for a $50,000 grant from Department of Sport and Recreation. Work was to start this month on installing Phase 1 of the project, the basic path, however as the grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation is dollar for dollar funding, the revised commencement date should be known by end of November. Now that we are coming into the warmer months, it's time to order you Fitness Path t-shirts for only $30 with order forms available at the Canowindra Community Health Centre. Get fit, look great and support your fitness path. The next major local fundraising event is the Canowindra Ice Breakers 'christening' of the Canowindra Pool on Monday 15 October from 5pm. Part of the working group have been encouraged by Julie Middleton to risk their nether regions in the sub arctic temperatures. Julie, Graham Rice from the Newsagency and Jo Gaigals will be teaming up. The challenge is on! Other contenders for the Ice Breakers are Captain Lycra, Nick Carne, from Comprinting, and one mother who has long been associated with Swimming Club has dobbed her teenage son in, so you will be expected to be there Stewart ☺ Register now with Clr Anthony Durkin at clrdurkin@mail.com or Jarrod Strange, Pool Manager, on 0458 690 044 by next Friday 12 October and get started on your fundraising. You can cough up the $20 per individual or $50 for a team of three yourselves, or ask your friends or family to sponsor you. Support a good cause, and come to cheer on the victims Monday week.


Saturday 6 October 2012

Rosnay Vineyard 6344 3215 : info@rosnay.com.au YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED NSW Farmers Association has undergone some rather considerable changes in that last year or so. The 2011-12 Board took the bit between their teeth and made some very hard decisions that will ultimately bring the Associations budget back into balance. In February this year the Executive Council established a taskforce to recommend changes to the association's structure to make it more relevant in today's world of fewer farmers and widespread access to electronic communications. All members have been sent a copy of the Draft Restructure Proposal and are being encouraged to comment on it. The Canowindra District Council will meet at the Services and Citizen's Club on Tuesday 9 October 7.30pm to consider the proposal and formulate a response. Chair of the Canowindra District Council, Mrs Maree McKay, hopes that lots of local members of the association will take this opportunity to have their say about the draft proposal. "NSW Farmers is there to represent our interests," Mrs McKay said. "It is up to us to make our position known to all those elected representatives who give so much of their time and energy working for us," she said.

LOVE LOCAL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS Position your business to thrive, not just survive. Canowindra based business services consultancy Adloyalty is hosting a series of business workshops throughout the Central West the first of which will be held Tuesday 9 October at The Old Vic Inn in Canowindra. Lovingly named Loving Local Workshops, the event aims to prompt small to medium business owners to consider how they might further capitalise on opportunities close to home. Cheryl Newsom, Adloyalty Director comments, “Small businesses are vital and significant contributors to economic development, job creation and general health and wealth of local economies”. Cheryl’s background combines 10 years in the retail sector and over 20 years of media experience with a strong focus in shifting to new online platforms that enable small regional businesses to market to the world. Cheryl spends her time running These workshops in many countries, including UK, Ireland and Australia. She has identified a real need for these businesses to be kept up to date with global trends and how they impact on local businesses. Partner and co-founder of Adloyalty, Caddie Marshall has over 20 years retail marketing experience working with national and international brands. “The fastest way to grow your brand and your business is sales. Whether this is bums in beds or seats, traffic through your business’ doors equates to bankable returns”, states Caddie. Adloyalty, a new business to our region, has been set up to cater to the needs of small to medium businesses in the Central West. Together Caddie and Cheryl bring a wealth of experience which will not only benefit your business however challenge you to take it to the next level. The workshops will present proven methods of reaching greater numbers of customers, tips on how to retain them and more importantly, how to make them more profitable. “We share tools that highly successful businesses use and how they can be easily applied in simple operational terms”, shares Cheryl. Don’t miss out on this local business opportunity. Positions are strictly limited so please register your attendance today at www.lovinglocalworkshops.com.au or email admin@lovinglocalworkshops.com.au The Loving Local Workshops are proudly supported by the Cabonne Council and the Canowindra Business Chamber.

CANOWINDRA DEMENTIA CARER'S SUPPORT Every fourth Tuesday of the month from 10:30am until 12:30pm a group of very special people meet at the Canowindra Community Health Centre. Some of the strongest people in our community gather to share ideas, offer support, have morning tea and relax for a while. These are the carers of people with dementia. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain, it is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Each person with dementia is unique and so is the situation in which they find themselves. This is where the Canowindra Dementia Carer's Support Group can help. Carers help each other by sharing discoveries and giving practical advice to others in similar circumstances. Respite care is available, not only to attend these gatherings, but at any time it is needed. It is a free, confidential support group, new members are very welcome to attend, and morning tea is provided. For more information regarding the group, or any services that are available to help the role of carer easier, please contact Ann at the Health Centre on 6340 3302.

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FEDERAL ROUNDS

The Hon John Cobb MP Federal Member for Calare Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security

Monday 1st October 2012 Three months on, and the Carbon Tax is starting to bite: The weekend marked three months since the introduction of the Carbon Tax, and it seems households and businesses are starting to feel the sting of the tax as electricity and gas bills roll in for the past quarter. Small businesses are experiencing the pressure of increased electricity costs, increased cost of supplies and a softening in consumer demand. Families and pensioners throughout Calare have been telling me about the bill-shock they are experiencing. Winter power bills are always the biggest of the year and these winter power bills delivered in recent weeks are hitting household budgets hard. It is clear to me the carbon tax is hurting local consumer and business confidence. People don’t feel like they are getting ahead. When you add the carbon tax, to stagnating house prices, lacklustre superannuation returns and the end of real wages growth, and it is little wonder many families feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Get involved in the Coalition’s NBN survey: I again urge households right across the electorate to take a minute to complete the Coalition’s nationwide broadband survey. We want as many as people as possible to go online and fill out the survey, so we can determine which areas are in the greatest need of faster internet, so we can plan out national broadband network scheme around that. The online survey only takes a minute or two, and the system will actually monitor your internet speeds as part of the survey. Go to www.fasterbroadband.com.au, or contact my office for details. Calare’s Biggest Survey results now being tallied: Meanwhile, submissions have now closed for Calare’s Biggest Survey, and I’ll begin the big task of collating all the results. I have received close to 3000 surveys now. It’s certainly taking time to read through them, but I am doing so every chance I get. We’re collating the details and will reveal the results in due course. Anecdotally, we’ve seen, as expected, a great deal of opposition to the Carbon Tax. Perhaps more surprisingly is strong opposition to Labor’s NBN scheme. The state of local roads is certainly a stand out issue, but it’s good to see a significant number of respondents indicate they feel safe in their neighbourhood or area. The Survey can be found on my website www.johncobb.com.au. The 50th Great Race is here: The countdown is well and truly on for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this weekend. As if Race Week is exciting enough for Bathurst, and indeed the wider Central West community, this year is promising to be the biggest and best yet as the Great Race celebrates 50 years. I understand camping sites sold out in half an hour, while the record number of fans through the gates of 2006 – the year legend Peter Brock died – of 192, 647 is tipped to be beaten. I hope all those attending have a very safe and exciting day at the track.

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Oct 5: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Cowra Group Oct 5: Canowindra Pythons Rugby Union Club Presentation night Oct 6: Moorbel Markets 8am-12noon. Contact Warwick Bowd on 02 6344 2025 for stalls or more information Oct 6: Flicker Fest @ Rosnay 5:30–11pm Best of Comedy Shorts 2012 Gates open 5.30pm, Dinner from 6pm, Movies from 7pm. For more info or bookings ph 1300 ROSNAY (1300 767 629) Oct 9: Loving Local Workshops 8am or 6pm at Old Vic Inn register at www.lovinglocalworkshops.com.au Oct 9: NSW Farmers Meeting 7.30pm at Services Club to consider the proposed restructure of the association. Contact Maree for more information on 02 6859 2202 Oct 12: Cabonne Council Picnic Day Council Chambers will be closed for the day. Oct 14: Canowindra Bowling Club Presidents Day Men's Triples tournament 9am at the Club. Ph 02 6344 1026 Oct 15: Canowindra ICE BREAKERS 5pm register before Friday 12 October by calling Jarrod on 0458 690 044 or emailing clrdurkin@mail.com Oct 17: Chemical Clean Up Day at Cumnock waste depot from 2-5pm. For more information, please contact Council’s waste depot staff on 02 6392 3200. Oct 18: Canowindra Doubles Tennis Competition begins at 6.30pm. Registration is $50pp. To register your team please call Kylie Pull on 63442244 ASAP. Oct 19: Fred Smith with A Few Good Spooky Men and Special Guest Liz Frencham @ 7pm taste Canowindra. Free wine tasting 3 course meal & show $ 75 booking essential www.tastecanowindra.com.au or ph 02 6344 2332 Oct 19-28: Orange Wine Week www.tasteorange.com.au heaps of things to do & taste. Oct 20: Open Gardens Australia "Hidden Gardens of Canowindra" 11am-5pm Tickets are $20pp for entry to all 6 gardens. No charge for children <18 Tickets are available on the day from outside Finns Store 35 Gaskill Street Oct 20: Canowindra@Home Night Markets 4:30pm in Memorial Park Oct 23: Loving Local Workshops 8am or 6pm at Council Chambers Molong register at www.lovinglocalworkshops.com.au Oct 26: Melissa Robertson live entertainment at The Royal Hotel, 75 Gaskill Street Canowindra. 02 6344 1201 Oct 27: Neila at Windowrie 2012 12-4pm @ The Homestead, Windowrie Vineyard, $85pp (includes food & wine); children $25. Bookings 02 6342 4333 - limited tickets available, book early so you don’t miss out! Nov 2: Canowindra Preschool Trivia Night 6:30pm Canowindra Bowling Club. $10pp tables of 8. Ph 02 6344 1261 Nov 6: Canowindra Golf Ladies Melbourne Cup Luncheon THE CANOWINDRA PHOENIX (ABN 43 292 469 472) is published by Joanne Gaigals & printed locally by COMPRINTING: call Nick on 0402 340 852 For news or ads, please contact Jo on 0418 413 753, 02 6344 2760 or jo@canowindraphoenix.com.au 6 RYALL STREET CANOWINDRA NSW 2804

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1 October 2012 Spring has well and truly arrived. The weather is warming up, school holidays have begun and last weekend saw the culmination of the football season for the NRL and AFL. No doubt many others in the electorate were like me glued to the television set on Saturday and Sunday as the Sydney Swans took on Hawthorn and the Bulldogs tackled the Storm. The Monday public holiday was an ideal time to spend with family and friends as we run into the busy period leading up to Christmas. Much of the commentary in the media during the past week has been about public service pay and conditions. The campaign waged by the Public Service Association (PSA) against the reasonable measures introduced by the Government to counter the economic difficulties facing the NSW economy has been little more than mischief making. The NSW Government has delivered a 2.5 per cent wage increase across the entire public sector. Further increases beyond that amount are entirely dependent upon agencies achieving productivity savings. It's worth remembering that Public Service growth has outstripped population and economic growth by more than 20%. Public Servants cannot be quarantined from addressing the need to protect the state's AAA credit rating. We do not have the luxury of spending more than we earn nor is that a legacy I wish the children of this state to inherit. When the PSA grow tired of the games they are currently playing with the livelihoods of the members they purport to represent they will realise that we all must work hard to ensure the long term sustainability of this region and acknowledge the work already undertaken to attract additional infrastructure investment and growth. Labor's discredited economic legacy to this state should be burned into the collective conscience of our community for generations to come. Sport is often regarded as an important part of life in regional Australia, contributing to community identity, sense of place, social interaction and good health. Organisers of regional sporting events held in NSW are eligible to receive a significant boost through a new events grant program announced by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley. The program supports events conducted in regional and rural areas that promote participation in sport and physical activity and stimulate local economies. Those eligible to apply include; national sporting organisations, state sporting organisations, recognised industry bodies, incorporated not-for-profit sporting organisations and event organisers which have a contractual arrangement with and or a letter of support from a national or state sporting organisation to deliver an event. I strongly advise organisers of sporting events within the Dubbo electorate to apply. Details about the Sport and Recreation Events Grant Program including guidelines are available at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au or by phoning 13 13 02. It is commonly assumed that video games cause violence. The NSW Government has introduced a new R18+ rating, which is great news for parents who want to protect their children from computer games with unsuitable content. Legislation passed recently will implement a national regime to bring the rules for computer games into line with films. The new national reforms mean some MA 15+ games may now be reclassified as R18+ if they contain material that is not suitable for teenagers under 18. Previously some games classified as R18+ overseas only carried a MA 15+ rating in Australia. As part of the Government’s WorkCover reforms we have substantially increased the weekly benefits for 940 men and women who have been seriously injured at work. The weekly benefit for the most seriously injured workers has increased by about 70 per cent to a minimum of $736 per week. The NSW Government promised to improve WorkCover and has. As a result seriously injured workers will have more money and access to medical treatment for life. Employers and the economy have also benefitted because the forecast 28 per cent rise in WorkCover premiums was avoided, saving up to 12,600 jobs.

The Co-operating Anglican Church Parish of Canowindra, & Uniting Church linked congregations of Canowindra, Cranbury & Cudal

Thursday 4 October

10am Peace Memorial Church Canowindra

Sunday 7 October

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 8am St Matthew's Church Woodstock 9.30am All Saints’ Church Canowindra 11:15am Cranbury Church

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CATHOLIC CHURCH CANOWINDRA Saturday 6 October:

6pm

Canowindra

Sunday 7 October:

8.30am Eugowra 10am Cudal

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS CLEAN OUT Pool cleaners, acids, pesticides and rat poison are among items that can be disposed of as part of a free household chemicals cleanout in Cabonne Shire next month. Cabonne residents will able to able to dispose of a variety of products when the cleanout is conducted at the Cumnock waste depot from 2-5pm Wednesday 17 October 2012. “People may be keeping cleaning agents, paints, kerosene, fire extinguishers or other items at home because they are not sure how to dispose of them properly,” Council’s Senior Environmental Services Officer Lex Stewart said. “This clean up gives you the opportunity to get rid of this hazardous household waste and helps the council dispose of it properly.” The Household Chemical Cleanout is a joint initiative between NetWaste, participating councils and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. Items such as gas cylinders, smoke detectors, household batteries and fluorescent light globes and tubes can be disposed of at any time at Cabonne’s six waste depots at Cargo, Canowindra, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra and Yeoval. If residents are in any doubt about the correct disposal of household waste items they should ask the Council’s waste depot staff on 02 6392 3200.

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TENNIS SEASON STARTING THIS MONTH The Canowindra Spring / Summer 2012 Doubles Tennis Competition will start again on Thursday 18 October at 6.30pm. Registration / Court fees will be $50 per player and this is to be paid by round 3 please. To register your team please call Kylie Pull on 02 6344 2244 ASAP.

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Joe Wythes BBQ dinner Tickets $15pp available NOW from Canowindra Newsagency CANOWINDRA LITTLE ATHLETICS The Annual General Meeting for Canowindra's Little Athletics Association will be held 7pm Tuesday 9 October at the Canowindra Golf Club. Fees for the upcoming season will be set at this AGM, however indications are they will only increase slightly to $65. The exact amount will be confirmed at the upcoming registration days to be held 3:30pm Thursday 11 October at the Sports Oval, with events starting straight afterwards from 4:30pm. Little Athletics representative Leanne Stevenson has advised there will be new black and orange uniforms available for order this year. So if you have active children between the ages of four and 17 come along! For more information, please contact Leanne on 0438 499 069.

CLASSIFIEDS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Canowindra Touch Football Association Monday 8 October 6.30pm at the Canowindra Golf Club. LOST D&G prescription glasses, brown frames Gaskill Street Saturday morning 29 September. If found, please call 02 6344 1776 SPECIAL MEETING the Rivers Brigade Rural Fire Service will be meeting to discuss recent expenditure 7pmWednesday 3 October 2012 at the station. FOR SALE mobile chicken run / tractor. Call 0429 447 166 for more info & to view for offer. NOW AVAILABLE from the Canowindra Craft Shop - Summer range of hair accessories for all Canowindra Schools by Zlea Designz handmade in Cowra. facebook.com/zleadesignz FOR SALE mulch hay, small lucerne bales for garden $6/bale. Prime lucerne for horses etc $10/bale. Call 0428 443 244 FOR SALE Nissan Navara dual cab V6 '94. New tyres, battery & 5 mths rego SVS743, goes well. $3,000ono. Call 0438 583 814 WANTED TO BUY second hand kitchen cabinets, any colour or size. Call Nick on 0402 340 852

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MIDDLETON SECOND IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Tim Middleton, a Year 10 student at Canowindra High School, recently clinched second place in the Junior 15 Years Class of the NSW Motorcycling Cross Country Series. Representing Canobolas Motorcycle Club and racing on a Honda CRF 250X, Tim was competing at a State level for the first time against another 25 riders. The series took riders to Coonabarabran, Sunny Corner, Bulahdelah and Dungog over six months. Each location held two rounds on a weekend with a 1.5 hour cross country ride on Saturdays and a six lap sprint race on Sunday. After a steady start to the series, Tim found some form and stormed home with multiple wins and podiums in the last half of the series. He is looking forward to stepping up to the senior ranks next year. Tim was joined by another six Canobolas Club riders who all performed strongly: Walter Marriot (Cumnock) dominated the Clubman Class Over 21 category to claim a NSW title; and Jake Fieldus (Orange) finished third in the Clubman Class Under 21 category. Tim trains with his older brother Dan on his parents Julie and Peter Middleton's farm 'Broadview'. Well done Tim!

ON YOUR MARKS... Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 of November will see Carcoar awash with runners of all shapes and ages. The second running of the Carcoar Cup is shaping up to be much bigger than last year, with the hero of the festival, The Marathon starting at 8am on Sunday. This race is run over the traditional marathon distance of 42.2km, but with a mix of sealed and unsealed surfaces and changes in altitude and scenery along the way. Other events include the: Half Marathon (21.1kms); Teams Events (4 members approx 10kms each); Carcoar to Creek Dash (6kms); Carcoar Cup for Kids (1.8kms); Carcoar U18 Cup (6kms); and the Mile Long Club (26 members each run a mile of the Carcoar Cup course for charity). The Carcoar Cup for Kids is a short race around the town of Carcoar designed for the young ones at approximately 1.8km. Age groups comprise U6, U8, U10 and U12, with trophies awarded to the winners of boys and girls of each division. If you would like to be part of a team but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to find other members, contact Event Director, Andrew Baulch on 02 6367 3290 or 0412 265 344. With $10,000 in prize money, there are a few reasons to enter, as well as many activities on both days for spectators and non-running members of your family. For more information including maps of the courses, fun events and entry forms, visit http://www.carcoarcup.com.au Book early to assure your place.

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